Cop in trouble for assaulting musician in Mukurwe-ini

Lawrence Hunja, the cop who assaulted Kikuyu secular artist.

Embakasi Police Station-based officer Lawrence Hunja (No. 89107) is facing serious assault charges. He beat up Kikuyu singer Maggie Sonnie at a pub in Mukurwe-ini on Friday night.

Sonnie says she was relaxing in Annex Bar and Restaurant at Ichamara trading centre when Hunja, who she says is a stranger to her approached her claiming he knows her. A drunk Hunja was reportedly told to keep off her but kept pestering her. He became angry and started beating her.

Musician Maggie Sonnie who was assaulted by the cop at Ichamara shopping centre, Mukurwe-ini.

She recorded police statement (OB: 05/26/07/2019) at Mukurweini Police Station. Area OCS Mr Mwasaru organised team to apprehended Hunja.

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Police signal sent to Embakasi from Mukurweini indicated that the Police Corporal Pulled her hair and kicked her belly. She sustained bruises on her face and complained of pain in the upper right ribs.

Annex Bar and Restaurant at Ichamara, Mukurwe-ini where the assault occurred.

“Hunja was arrested for assault and disorderly” the statement read.

The pub owner Charles Gichuki alias Man Muna Wanawana was also arrested over breach of Licence.

The cop was released on cash bail and the matter is expected to proceed to court.

Embakasi-based Police Officer Lawrence Hunja who is facing assault charges.


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